China hosted Spinexpo from February 28 to March 2, 2017. This is an exhibition for fibers, yarns, knitwear, knitted fabrics and creative machinery. Collections presented by exhibitors improved in quality and R&D, ranging from innovative and sophisticated products to stock service items that can be delivered at pace.
Sustainability remained a fundamental concern in fiber selection as well as the use of gentle technology to enhance wearers’ experience. Together with functionality, moisture management type fibers, extendable and movement oriented yarns, the growing concern for more caring and responsible products was visible through all the collections.
Spinexpo registered a growing number of visitors from Bangladesh and confirmed the growing importance of the country as the new manufacturing base after China. China registered the highest number of visitors. There was a growing number of key visiting companies from the US and Europe. The Spinexplore area continued to forecast the trend segmentation of the coming season.
There was emphasis on recycled and sustainable yarns and fibers, particularly if they bring innovative qualities to the products, through varied recycling processes. The show recorded 11,457 entries, a five per cent increase compared to the last autumn/winter and spring/summer. A positive attitude to construct the future was what characterised this season.